Thursday, August 9, 2012

Like peas in a pod

I've written several times about yucca, most notably here, when Lyle was doing his best to deflower the landscape. It's been a banner year for yucca at the 7MSN. Each plant sprouted more flower stalks than usual. It's nice to see that something thrives in a drought. 
Anyway, yucca-blooming season ended in early July. The flowers fell off, to be replaced by green fruit, 
which now have dried up and turned into large peanut-shaped pods full of big black seeds.

The herd was gathered around a patch of yucca in the corral last night when I went to remove fly masks. 
Hank and Alan were munching on the dried-up seed pods while Lucy closely observed.

Lucy: What do they know that I don't?

Lucy: Is it really ok to eat these things?

Me: Alan and George seem to be enjoying them.

George: I'm not going to get high from eating these, am I?

Lucy: *sniff sniff* Yucca breath. Hmm...not as strong as those juniper berries you eat.

Lucy: Maybe I should try one of bad could they be?

I'll save the pictures of Lucy's gastronomic adventure for tomorrow.


  1. I just spent five minutes reading and staring and enjoying your tab For You. those photos are amazing and heart warming, i feel all warm ad soft and fuzzy inside when i look at your brilliant photos. i could not pic a favorite all of them are wonderful as are these today. i think the one that made me LOL was Wyonna, both of hers were priceless. i love our ranch and house, i could see pieces of it in the photos. you are living a dream i would love to live. keep snapping and posting.

  2. Burro nostrils and lips are the best!

  3. They make the yucca look tasty and the conversation is too funny. The last picture of Lucy....really nice. Lovely ear feathers.

  4. Adorable as always. Thank you.

  5. We had neighbors in California who would ask us for our yucca blossoms and cook them. Hope Lucy enjoyed her delicacy!

  6. The suspense is killin' me!